Cincinnati Children’s research helps pave way for newly approved use of drug

Following two decades of research on a group of rare diseases called hypereosinophilic syndrome at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Nucala (mepolizumab) for use in the treatment of patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome. Hypereosinophilic syndrome, also known as HES, is a life-threatening group of blood disorders…

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UCLA researchers’ efforts to combat melanoma gets $13M boost from NIH

LOS ANGELES — UCLA researchers have received a $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find new ways to overcome melanoma resistance to some of the most promising targeted therapies and immunotherapies. There have been significant advancements in the past decade using targeted therapies and immunotherapies for treating people with advanced forms…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: World Approaches One Million Deaths

ImageA volunteer taking a vaccine as part of a study in Hollywood, Fla., on Thursday.Credit…Marco Bello/Reuters A top Trump official dismisses a report that he pushed the F.D.A. to soften new vaccine guidelines. The White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, dismissed reports that he had pressured the Food and Drug Administration to soften new,…

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How to Keep the Coronavirus at Bay Indoors

As the autumn chill ushers people back into homes, classrooms and offices, the coronavirus may resurge even in states that so far have restrained its spread. Why? The virus poses a greater threat in crowded indoor spaces than it does outdoors. Southern states, for example, saw a spike in infections when the temperatures soared this…

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In a Book About Trauma, She Hopes to Show What Survival Looks Like

When Fariha Róisín was 12, the idea for what would eventually become her first novel came to her in a dream. She didn’t have all the words for all that she wanted to say, but she started anyway. Now, at 30, and with a body of poetry, personal essays and other writing that has delved…

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Patients’ breathing test comes up short on accuracy, study finds

A routine test used to monitor patients’ breathing may be unreliable and putting them at risk, a study suggests. Incorrect results can mean clinical staff fail to spot how unwell a patient with respiratory problems is becoming, researchers say. This widely used method, which counts breaths over a 30-second period, fails to take account of…

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Friendly interactions with Chinese people reduced COVID-19 prejudice

People with a history of positive social interactions with Chinese people were less likely to support discriminatory anti-Chinese policies as Covid-19 reached the UK — according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied how UK residents felt towards the Chinese community as Covid-19 reached our shores, and how these feelings might…

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